A thread similiar to this might’ve been around within the last year or so, but since the topic came up in a recent Beastcast, it works as a good excuse to do this.
So like the title says: Are there any games that you began playing, then fell off from for whatever reason, only to return to them months/years later and finally completing them?
My most recent and ”most time passed” example would be Red Dead Redemption. I bought it at release on PS3 and played it for about a week, before being put-off by the lackluster performance on PS3. Last month I bought it on Xbone and played it through from start to finish. Technically I didn’t continue my old game since it was on a different platform, but anyway.
Other contenders would be Dead Space, Darksiders and Grim Fandango. First one I got stuck on during that sucky turret section and didn’t come back to it till two years later when the sequel was rapidly approaching. In this case I did Load Up My Last Save and, thanks to some hot tips on the internet, managed to get through that bullshit and finished the game.
Darksiders I also picked up because of the sequel coming out, about two and a half years later. Much like with RDR, I had also stopped playing it because of the rough performance and some boss giving me a real hard time. Started it from the beginning on PS3 and ended up liking it a lot more by the end, even if 2 is still my favourite.
In Grim Fandango I got stuck on a puzzle during year three, that really wasn’t so difficult when you look at it now, but I was a dumb kid. But man, when I finally solved it like six months later, I remember literally jumping up and down out of excitement. Don’t think I’ve ever done that with any game before that or since.